Intrigue in Covent Garden

... he read a couple upside down, and saw they were bills for the work being carried out in the Covent Garden church. ... He refused to reveal what, but the King is intrigued, which may be just enough to entice him through our doors.

Author: Susanna Gregory

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751562712

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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In the thirteenth historical adventure by Susanna Gregory, Chaloner faces a barrage of problems in the latest case for the 17th-century spy ----------------------------------- By January 1666, the plague has almost disappeared from London, leaving its surviving population diminished and in poverty. The resentment against those who had fled to the country turns to outrage as the court and its followers return, their licentiousness undiminished. The death of a well-connected physician, the mysterious sinking of a man-of-war in the Thames and the disappearance of a popular courtier are causing concern to Thomas Chaloner's employer. When instructed to investigate them all, he is irritated that he is prevented from gaining intelligence on the military preparations of the Dutch. Then he discovers common threads in all the cases, which seem linked to those planning to set a match to the powder keg of rebellion in the city. Battling a ferocious winter storm that causes serious damage to London's fabric, Chaloner is in a race against time to prevent the weakened city from utter destruction.

Thomas Jupiter Harris

This is the first biography of Thomas Harris: confidant of George III, ‘spin doctor’, philanthropist, sexual suspect, brothel owner, and the man who controlled Covent Garden theatre for nearly five decades.

Author: Warren Oakley

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526129147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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This is the first biography of Thomas Harris: confidant of George III, ‘spin doctor’, philanthropist, sexual suspect, brothel owner, and the man who controlled Covent Garden theatre for nearly five decades.


Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies; or New Atalantis for 1761 ; to which is annexed, the Ghost of Moll King, ... Intrigue A-la-mode ; or, the Covent Garden Atalantis, containing the Lives, Intrigues, and Adventures of the most ...



ISBN: OXFORD:555063052



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A Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart Literature

Covent Garden 'In its environs are many brothels, and, not long ago, the lodgings of the second order of ladies of easy virtue were either there, or in the purlieus of Drury ... to a young man's intrigue 'with a Covent-Garden Madona'.

Author: Gordon Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780485113938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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Providing an alphabetical listing of sexual language and locution in 16th and 17th-century English, this book draws especially on the more immediate literary modes: the theatre, broadside ballads, newsbooks and pamphlets. The aim is to assist the reader of Shakespearean and Stuart literature to identify metaphors and elucidate meanings; and more broadly, to chart, through illustrative quotation, shifting and recurrent linguistic patterns. Linguistic habit is closely bound up with the ideas and assumptions of a period, and the figurative language of sexuality across this period is highly illuminating of socio-cultural change as well as linguistic development. Thus the entries offer as much to those concerned with social history and the history of ideas as to the reader of Shakespeare or Dryden.

The European Magazine and London Review

... the center . full ot intrigue and intricacy . The dia , 26. A new Comedy , called " THE logue , indeed , is not recommended by WORD OF HONOUR , " was presented at much humour or point ; but we may lay Covent Garden Theatre , for the ...



ISBN: PRNC:32101065086405

Category: English literature


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Catalogue of the Library of the Corporation of the City of London Instituted in the Year 1824 A L

COVENT -COWPER . 225 COVENT GARDEN . Intrigue à - la - mode : or , the Covent - Garden Atalantis ; containing the lives ... of the most celebrated ladies of that neighbourhood . 120. London , 1767 . COVENT GARDEN CHARITY SCHOOLS .

Author: Guildhall Library (London, England)


ISBN: COLUMBIA:1000360317

Category: Great Britain


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The Origins of Sex

For fiction, see e.g. Look E're You Leap: or, A History of the Lives and Intrigues of Lewd Women (10th edn [1720?]); The Prostitutes of Quality; or Adultery alamode (1757); Intrigue alamode: or, The CoventGarden Atalantis (1767); for ...

Author: Faramerz Dabhoiwala

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199939398

Category: History

Page: 496

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A man admits that, when drunk, he tried to have sex with an eighteen-year-old girl; she is arrested and denies they had intercourse, but finally begs God's forgiveness. Then she is publicly hanged alongside her attacker. These events took place in 1644, in Boston, where today they would be viewed with horror. How--and when--did such a complete transformation of our culture's attitudes toward sex occur? In The Origins of Sex, Faramerz Dabhoiwala provides a landmark history, one that will revolutionize our understanding of the origins of sexuality in modern Western culture. For millennia, sex had been strictly regulated by the Church, the state, and society, who vigorously and brutally attempted to punish any sex outside of marriage. But by 1800, everything had changed. Drawing on vast research--from canon law to court cases, from novels to pornography, not to mention the diaries and letters of people great and ordinary--Dabhoiwala shows how this dramatic change came about, tracing the interplay of intellectual trends, religious and cultural shifts, and politics and demographics. The Enlightenment led to the presumption that sex was a private matter; that morality could not be imposed; that men, not women, were the more lustful gender. Moreover, the rise of cities eroded community-based moral policing, and religious divisions undermined both church authority and fear of divine punishment. Sex became a central topic in poetry, drama, and fiction; diarists such as Samuel Pepys obsessed over it. In the 1700s, it became possible for a Church of Scotland leader to commend complete sexual liberty for both men and women. Arguing that the sexual revolution that really counted occurred long before the cultural movement of the 1960s, Dabhoiwala offers readers an engaging and wholly original look at the Western world's relationship to sex. Deeply researched and powerfully argued, The Origins of Sex is a major work of history.

The Cambridge History of British Theatre

At Covent Garden, the top ten most popular mainpieces were The Beggar's Opera (255 performances from1747 to 1776), ... The strength of Covent Garden's company, compared to Drury Lane's, lay in musical pieces and humours and intrigue ...

Author: Joseph Donohue

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521650687

Category: Drama

Page: 574

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Volume Two begins in 1660 with the restoration of King Charles II to the throne and the reestablishment of the professional theater. It follows the far-reaching development of the form over more than two centuries to 1895.

Songs duets etc in the dramatick romance of Cymon etc

Price Is . The Orphan , a Tragedy , in Five Acts , by Otway ; as revived at the Theatre - Royal , Covent - Garden . Price 1s . Intrigue , a Comic Interlude , in One Act , by John Poole , Esq . Author of Hamlet Travestie ; as performed ...

Author: David Garrick


ISBN: BL:A0018100927



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Intrigue A La Mode

In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind.

Author: Multiple Contributors

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 1385905441


Page: 254

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T231692 London: printed for J. Ekins, 1767. [2], 247, [1] p.; 12°

The Covent Garden Magazine Or the Amorous Repository

... for as a man of taste and intrigue . you must know I have a lover now in tow , whom I hope foon to anchor in the harbour of matrimony , and I To the Editor of the Covent Garden cannot insure the co : npletion of the MAGAZINE ...



ISBN: BSB:BSB10613676



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The Monthly Mirror

At all events , they should not make a termagant of the gentle Louisa , by introducing her into the trio to abuse Margaretta , and become a party in Dorothy's intrigue . COVENT GARDEN , Sept. 31 .-- Merchant of Venice and Poor Soldier.



ISBN: UOM:39015024355631



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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors Actresses Musicians Dancers Managers Other Stage Personnel in London 1660 1800

By midseason of 1774-75 , Smith , apparently made jealous by rumours of Elizabeth Hartley's flirtatious behavior at Covent Garden , began to intrigue to regain his place there . Garrick was furiously offended and also hurt .

Author: Philip H. Highfill

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809315262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

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To be completed in 12 volumes, this monumental work here begins publication with the first two volumes--Abaco to Bertie and Bertin to Byzard. When completed, it is expected that the biographical dictionary will include information on more than 8,500 individuals. Hundreds of printed sources have been searched for this project, and dozens of repositories combed, and the names of personnel listed have been filtered through parish registers whenever possible. From published and unpublished sources, from wills, archives of professional societies and guilds, from records of colleges, universities, and clubs, and from the contributions of selfless scholars, the authors have here assembled material which illuminates theatrical and musical activity in London in the 1660-1800 period. The information here amassed will doubtless be augmented by other specialists in Restoration and eighteenth-century theatre and drama, but it is not likely that the number of persons now known surely or conjectured finally to have been connected with theatrical enterprise in this period will ever be increased considerably. Certainly, the contributions made here add immeasurably to existing knowledge, and in a number of instances correct standard histories or reference works. The accompanying illustrations, estimated to be some 1,400 likenesses--at least one picture of each subject for whom a portrait exists--may prove to be a useful feature of the Work. The authors have gone beyond embellishment of the text, and have attempted to list all original portraits any knowledge of which is now recoverable, and have tried to ascertain the present location of portraits in every medium -- Provided by the publisher.

A Gothic Bibliography Unabridged

Intrigue, The. A Tale translated from the German [of August Lafontaine]. One vol., 12mo. BickerstafL 1803. Price 35.6 d. Intrigues Of A Morning, The. In two acts. As performed at Covent Garden. By Mrs. Parsons.

Author: Montague Summers

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783750491243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 596

View: 241


An important and unique work about Gothic fiction, by"the major anthologist of supernatural and Gothic fiction", Montague Summers.

The Intrigues of a Nabob Or Bengal the Fittest Soil for the Growth of Lust Injustice and Dishonesty Dedicated to the Hon the Court of Directors of the East India Company By Henry Fred Thompson

Herbert , and the mother , and whatever might have been the cause of it , it ended in a walk to Covent Garden round - house , where they all three charged each other , and were detained . It was on that very night , when heated with ...

Author: Henry Frederick Thompson


ISBN: OXFORD:N11736990


Page: 171

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